Matthew Morelli

I have spent the last 2 decades (my whole life) exploring and extensively photographing the Southern Appalachians with my dad and friends. I am a sophomore at Kennesaw State University studying to be a high school history teacher. For work I coach a rowing team out of Roswell, Georgia. Thanksgiving 2015 I made a day trip to the top of Springer Mountain and stumbled across a group finishing their SOBO thru-hike. One of them was an 11 year old girl. It was in that moment that I realized the trail was my destiny and this semester is finally my time to do it!

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Bring In Your Brass Monkeys!

Bring In Your Brass Monkeys!

Chomping at the Bit I am sure that if you have been keeping up with the posts of almost anyone on the trail they have bitched and moaned about the

Mar 24, 2017 : Matthew Morelli
Goodbyes, First Mistakes, Trail Names, and Next Steps

Goodbyes, First Mistakes, Trail Names, and Next Steps

The New Life of Walking Since I left from the bottom of Amicalola Falls on Saturday morning I have learned many things. I have learned that Snickers

Mar 7, 2017 : Matthew Morelli
An Early Start

An Early Start

Starting the trail has been my obsession for the last 6 months. I have planned, dreamed, packed, unpacked, repacked, stripped down weight, and

Mar 4, 2017 : Matthew Morelli
My Life in 58 liters

My Life in 58 liters

My first backpacking trip was about a decade ago. I was a mere 85 pounds carrying a pack that was just 55 pounds... we were out for a night. A lot

Feb 19, 2017 : Matthew Morelli
The Thru-Hiker’s Mix Tape: Songs for the Wanderlust

The Thru-Hiker’s Mix Tape: Songs for the Wanderlust

We all have those days. You know the one where you’re pretty sure you could just go for a drive and never come back. Screw it, maybe hop on a train

Feb 16, 2017 : Matthew Morelli
Why Me? Why Now?

Why Me? Why Now?

Put Yourself in My Boots. Have you ever been so stress free that you can feel an immense weight lift off your shoulders? So happy and full of hope

Feb 15, 2017 : Matthew Morelli